HR Business Partner

Melbourne, VIC, AU, 3000

About us: 


We’re a team that cares about you and your community. CitiPower, Powercor and United Energy own and operate the electricity distribution networks servicing 1.9 million customers located across 65% of Victoria. These customers include a large number of households, as well as commercial and industrial businesses, world class arts, health and sporting precincts, popular tourism regions and the biggest infrastructure projects in Victoria.


We value inclusive leadership and teams and celebrate the results of succeeding together. 
But our greatest priority is the health, safety and wellbeing of our people and the communities we operate within. This includes their physical safety – ensuring everyone gets home safely everyday – as well as their psychological safety, by ensuring everyone has the resources and support needed to achieve a work-life balance and be the best they can be.    


About the role: 


We have an opportunity for an experienced HR Business Partner to join our team for an 18-month max term position, based out of our Market Street head office (with hybrid working available).


As a HR Business Partner, you’ll be a key partner to designated business units, providing HR and employee relations counsel and coaching, whilst ensuring compliance with policies, procedures and legislation. As part of the support you provide to your business units, you will also support with all cyclical processes across the employment lifecycle, and contribute to people and learning related strategic plans. 


The role requires someone adept at building trusting relationships, along with sound problem solving and decision-making capabilities to deliver high quality outcomes. 


What you’ll deliver: 


•    Build effective stakeholder relationships across the organisation, with the ability to influence at all levels, and to introduce positive change based on your technical skills and credibility.
•    Act as the central point for resolving difficult issues or problems with savviness and sensitivity. 
•    Establish effective HR partnerships with key business unit stakeholders, including senior leadership, providing guidance, counsel and support on all people and employee relations matters.
•    Liaise with key stakeholders to identify talent and capability needs and provide insights and advice on job design and future capability requirements.
•    Support cyclical people related programs of work, such as key talent and development planning, annual performance reviews, the remuneration review process, and our employee opinion survey and action planning.
•    Lead and/or contribute to programs of work as assigned, which may cover a wide variety of HR topics such as policy development, procedure writing, documentation and file management.

To succeed in the role, you’ll have: 


•    Tertiary qualification in Human Resources, or a related discipline.
•    Experience in a senior HR role, influencing a wide range of stakeholders, including senior leadership. 
•    Detailed working knowledge of the Fair Work Act and other related requirements.
•    Sound leadership skills ideally gained within a partnering role. 
•    The ability to make informed decisions to improve service delivery, processes and capability. 
•    Commercially astute; able to prepare financial analyses and business cases for executive review.
•    Knowledge of industry leading HR practice, models and solutions.

Your career with us:


We have a diversity of teams across our business, all contributing to great customer and community outcomes. Our people are our most important asset, and we continually invest in nurturing their capability. We proudly strive to provide a safe, inclusive and sustainable environment where all our people feel respected, valued and supported to bring their whole selves to work and be the best they can be. 


With an embedded Inclusion & Diversity Strategy and initiatives like our Women in Power networking group, and Sparkle, our LGBTIQ+ allies pride network, we’re committed to equal opportunities for all employees.  


We are proud to be recognised as a WORK180 Endorsed Employer for all women. Click here for more information on how we create and support a diverse and equitable workplace.  


Understand how our benefits can support you. We offer a health and wellbeing subsidy (up to $600 per year), paid parental leave of up to 15 weeks for the primary carer, and more.  


What’s next? 


Please submit your application via our careers website by 23 June 2024. For a copy of the Position Description, please reach out to the Talent team at


Beon, CitiPower Powercor and United Energy recognise Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples as the First Peoples and Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we work. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and acknowledge their ancient and continuing connection to Country.

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We work hard to ensure our organisation is inclusive and diverse. This means everyone can feel valued, trusted, authentic and safe at work.

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